About the Exhibit
Featuring the work of Seattle photographer and author Paul Bannick, The Owl and the Woodpecker introduces museum visitors to the most important species of owls and woodpeckers in North America, illustrating how they define and enrich the specific habitats on which they depend, and highlighting the critical importance of conservation.
- Twenty-five large-format, framed color prints by Bannick
- Text descriptions of each bird, written by the photographer, plus several thematic text panels that highlight the conservation issues affecting different owl and woodpecker habitats across North America
- Audio recordings of the calls and drumming sounds of the birds featured in the photographs
- Bird specimens from the Burke ornithology collection
- An interactive study space, the "Education Nest," for K-12 students and other visitors
A Traveling Exhibit
Once the exhibit closes in Seattle, it tours to other museums around the state and nationwide. Interested in bringing The Owl and the Woodpecker to your community? Click here for more information about booking this traveling exhibit.
The Owl and the Woodpecker was developed by the Burke Museum with Paul Bannick and Braided River, a partner of The Mountaineers Books.
Tom and Sonya Campion
Donors to the Burke Museum Annual Fund
Educational Legacy Fund
Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation
The Mountaineers Foundation, Carl Skoog Memorial Fund
City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs